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minicomputers

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Minicomputer sneak peek

From this year's Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, CNET's Justin Jaffe gives a first look at the new ultramobile PC and consumer laptop concept. Intel's director of marketing, Brad Graff, also shows off new software from StreetDeck.com that turns the PC into an interactive media center.

November 1, 2007

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How Steve Jobs reshaped the tech industry

The brilliant, irascible impresario championed the transition from minicomputers and beige IBM boxes to the Macintosh, the iPhone, and the concept that technology should be fun to use.

By October 5, 2011

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Seminal computer video game Spacewar lives again

MIT creates a simulation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Spacewar. A relic of the early days of minicomputers, it was one of the first computer video games and set the stage for many others, including Asteroids.

By February 11, 2012

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Supreme Court: Cell phones are protected from warrantless searches

The high court issues a decision on two cases related to police searches of mobile phones, calling modern cell phones "not just another technological convenience."

By June 25, 2014

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Facebook's one small step for mankind

commentary The announcement of Facebook Home may not signal the end of the infuriating relationship people have with the technology they use. But it's a move in the right direction.

By April 6, 2013

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Tom West of 'Soul of a New Machine' dead at 71

West was the star of perhaps the best book ever written about project development. He also helped lead one of the key companies of the minicomputer, and then Unix, eras.

By May 21, 2011

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Ken Olsen, founder of DEC, dead at 84

An important figure in computing history, Olsen founded and led Digital Equipment Corporation, the firm most associated with the minicomputer era.

By February 7, 2011

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Raspberry Pi $25 computers ready to go February 20

Charitable organization hopes credit card-size system can train a new generation of programmers worldwide.

By February 7, 2012

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Software lives forever

Critical business systems modernize slowly. If it isn't broken, it's rarely fixed.

By February 18, 2010

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In green tech, debate over singles versus home runs

Green-tech startups are splitting between those which swing for the fences and others who just try to hit safely but there's a need for both types to foster innovation.

By September 28, 2011